Skip to comments.Greece: Last poll wave does little to clear the electional horizon
Posted on 06/03/2012 1:50:02 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
Supporters and opponents of Greece's international bailout are virtually neck and neck going into a June 17 election that may decide the country's future in the euro zone, polls showed on Friday, the last day their publication is allowed.
Three surveys showed New Democracy, which backs the international bailout, with a narrow lead. But one poll put Syriza, which strongly opposes the bailout, first.
The battle for power continues, the last wave of polls doing little to define
what's coming on June 17
Syriza says it wants Greece to stay in the euro but ditch the 130-billion-euro international rescue package and the tough austerity policies prescribed by the European Union and other lenders to help dig the country out of its debt.
EU leaders have warned Greece against renouncing the bailout, threatening to pull the plug on new funding, a move that could lead to rapid bankruptcy and an ignominious Greek exit from the single currency.
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday that a return to the drachma was not an option, reiterating his stance that Greece must cancel the bailout and renegotiate a new plan to help its battered economy recover.
"There is no danger of us leaving the euro zone. We need to cancel
>”There is no danger of us leaving the euro zone. We need to cancel
LOL Reality is a bitch - OK, sell that big one to the voters because it isn’t going to sell to the folks paying you.